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The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)

Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped ... See full summary »

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Roger
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Linda
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Ken
Albert Cole ...
Cass
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Danny
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Max
Larry Vincent ...
Andrew
Jack Lester ...
Sheriff
Jerry Patterson ...
Deputy
Darlene Duralia ...
Miss Pierce
Raymond Thorne ...
Motorcyclist (as Ray Thorn)
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Motorcyclist (as Donald Brody)
Mary Ellen Clawsen ...
Motorcyclist
Janice P. Gelman ...
Teenager
Mike Espe ...
Teenager
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Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped psycho-killer invades Girard's home, killing Danny's father before being gunned down himself. With the maniac dying and Danny deeply unsettled by his father's death, Dr. Girard decides to take the final step and transplant the killer's head onto Danny's body. Of course, things go horribly wrong and the two-headed creature escapes to terrorize the countryside. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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27 April 1973 (Denmark)  »

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Filming was completed in six days. See more »

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The movie Cass dives through at the beginning of the film was obviously covered in plastic. See more »

Quotes

Danny: [as the 2 headed monster wakes up] Daddy. Daddy.
Cass: Whatta you know. He can talk.
Danny: Who are you?
Cass: I'm your brother.
Danny: I don't have a, a brother.
Cass: You do now. I don't like it any better. But until we can do something about it, I'm running this monster, understand?
Danny: Uh, my neck hurts.
Cass: My neck hurts, stupid. Don't you see what these maniacs had done to us?
Danny: Stop jerking around. You and I are now one, dummy. Let's stand up. I'll show you.
Cass: [as the monster gets up and starts walking for the first time] Aaaagh! I ...
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Referenced in From Manila with Love (2011) See more »

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Lyrics by Barnabus Hill
Music by John Hill
Sung by Bobbie Boyle
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Shrewdly Done Cheapo
14 January 2017 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Okay, I'm in a big minority, but in my view the cheap horror flick is very shrewdly done. Except for a hammy Albert Cole as Cass, the acting is pretty good, with Dern refusing temptation to go over the top. Also, the hulking John Bloom amounts to a casting inspiration. His massive frame dominates every frame he's in. Plus he manages the difficult role of the slow-witted in convincing fashion.

Staging takes place in the boondocks where there's more bang for the buck, and while the massive monster may be too slow to be scary, the shrewd camera angles make the two-headed effect more credible than expected. Oh sure, the movie's title is a tip-off to the target audience. Still, I wouldn't put it in the same league as the rubber monsters of Roger Corman yore.

Good to see an elderly Berry Kroeger picking up a payday. Was there ever a better shyster lawyer in a slew of 40's noirs than the moon-faced actor. And speaking of cast, blonde leading lady Pat Priest could double for Doris Day in her bouffant heyday. Anyway, I found the flick mildly entertaining and not as hokey as I expected. And before I forget—is there ever a menaced girl in these movies who isn't scantily clad and sexy. Certainly not here


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